Following on from my Hummingbird Play Raw from last summer, I thought I’d share this image that I took last week.
I photographed this gal in Annandale, Virginia. It’s highly unusual for a couple of reasons. First, hummers migrate to South Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America for the winter. Second, this is a Rufous Hummingbird which is found west of the Rockies in North America. Finding this breed in Virginia is an exceptionally rare find at any time of the year. The folks at the park are maintaining feeders and a heat lamp to help her along. She’s endured subfreezing temperatures and snow… so far, so good
I’ve had a lot of fun playing with different modules on this pic, and the new Color Calibration module has been very helpful with tuning white balance and controlling out-of-gamut issues with the feeder. Still, getting WB right was a struggle.
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Wintering Hummingbird at Greenspring Gardens by Dave Goldberg is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.